Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Whimsey & Grace purse trunk show

 For the next 7 weeks Needle Nicely will be hosting a purse trunk show from Whimsey & Grace.  They have a variety of purse styles and finishing methods.  Stitch guides accompany some of the canvases.

This small tote is one of the samples.  It is a "soft- shape" style of finishing that has a heavy gold chain shoulder strap.  It demonstrates a marvelous combination of pattern stitches to achieve the finished product.

This beautiful window-pane stitch sampler has a back and front flap of needlepoint (stitched in one piece, folded in the finishing) with the front of the purse being made of leather.

This larger tote has an oval needlepoint bottom.
The leather straps are the length that allows them to go over your shoulder and the tote to be carried at elbow height. 

This meticulously counted canvas hints at the possible pattern stitches that can be utilized to make this clutch purse.

Toni offers many variations on the Napoleonic Bee design.  This canvas has a gusset piece.

This change purse echinachea design is based on some of William Morris' designs.  The size of the photograph is deceptive--the canvas is about 5" across the top and is a perfect size for a change purse.

1 comment:

  1. Aren't these lovely?! I agree, the diamond canvas is a beauty.